William Saliba to Arsenal, this time for real

RMC report that St Étienne and Arsenal have concluded a €29m, including bonuses, fee agreement for the transfer of 18-year-old French youth international William Saliba.

The central defender’s desire to join Arsenal over other interested parties, with the outlet naming Tottenham, played a role in the fee negotiations – he will sign a 5-year contract with the Gunners, before being loaned back to Les Verts for he 2019/20 campaign.

He will sign for Arsenal on Tuesday on Les Verts’ return from Washington.

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